Bangs Garcia, who is currently busy working on the movie Bulong for Star Cinema, was adamant about clearing up rumors linking her to Billy Crawford, boyfriend of her one-time Showtime co-hurado Nikki Gil. "When I first heard about it, I was shocked. Kasi I haven'rsquo;t had any conversations with Billy Crawford before. I haven'rsquo;t worked with him so I really don'rsquo;t know what'rsquo;s the point on why they were linking me with him. Pero I just figured out na dahil siguro magkasama kami sa Showtime ni Nikki tapos nung minsan dumaan si Billy dun, yun lang siguro," she shares.
The sexy young actress says that despite the intrigues, what matters is that she is still on very good terms with both Nikki and Billy. "Actually I consider Billy as a friend. We say, 'lsquo;hi hello,'rsquo; pero wala pa kaming mahabang usapan ever. Hindi ko talaga ma-gets kung ano yung point nun. Actually Nikki was kind of ashamed sa nangyari kasi the chismis started sa other network Actually nahihiya siya kasi si Billy madalas daw talaga tirahin sa kabila. Sabi ko sana respetuhin man lang yung buhay namin. Hindi porke'rsquo;t artista kami, eh dapat pinagpiye-piyestahan buhay namin. Maawa din sana sila. Puwedeng sa mga paninira nila sa tao, puwede sila kasuhan ng libel. So they really should be careful," she warns.
Now that she'rsquo;s been in showbiz for almost five years, Bangs admits that she has learned how to deal with gossip. "2005 was my first exposure in ABS-CBN, the things that I'rsquo;ve learned talaga is accepting and adjusting. Kasi no matter how much you don'rsquo;t like the things going on around you, no matter how much you don'rsquo;t like how the people are treating you, you really can'rsquo;t do anything about it. Before, I got stressed. But not anymore, now I know how to handle things now better," she says. The 23-year-old actress also believes that there are less stressful ways to resolve conflict. "You just have to accept and adjust and be more kind to them. Kasi sometimes it'rsquo;s better to be kind than to be right. So be kind and hopefully mari-realize nila and mako-konsensya rin sila sa kanilang ginagawa about not treating you right," she stresses.